Rain has started in Mumbai due to the strong monsoon over the Arabian Sea. The Meteorological Department has issued a Red Alert forecasting heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs in the next two days. Weather forecasting agencies say that this will be the second round of heavy rainfall in Mumbai at the interval of a fortnight. Private weather agency Skymet Weather has advised Mumbaikars not to leave on August 4 and 5. After this, the intensity of rain will start decreasing from August 6.
Flooded water in many areas, possibility of high tide in afternoon
The rainy season continues in Mumbai, with more than 230 mm rainfall recorded in the last 10 hours. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a warning that high tide is likely to arrive in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon at 12.47 am due to which waves of 4.51 meters high will rise in the sea. People have been advised to stay away from beaches and other low-lying areas. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), heavy rains in Mumbai are also impacting traffic.
Traffic affected due to heavy waterlogging
The western line was completely closed due to rain and the harbor line between Kurla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) is also closed. The central line is slow moving. Eight routes of buses have been diverted to various parts of Mumbai city and suburbs in view of excessive water logging on the roads.
Monsoon rains have flooded various areas of Mumbai. Roads have also been submerged in Mumbai’s Lower Parel due to rain. Explain that the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings of heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday in Mumbai and its suburban areas.
Education authorities have been asked to keep BMC schools ready when any emergency arises and people need shelter. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that on August 4 and August 5, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra. Heavy rainfall is also expected in Ratnagiri district on August 4, while Palghar district is expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall on August 5.